Tier II DBP Violation

Important Information about the Enclosed Non-Emergency Notice

The Steelton Borough Water Authority and staff take producing the highest quality drinking water very seriously. Over the past two years, the Authority has invested heavily into infrastructure and operational improvements in response to newer and more stringent environmental testing and reporting standards.

Some residents have asked questions about the Public Notices of non-emergency violations like the one enclosed related to disinfection byproducts. Below we have defined the technical terms associated with fully understanding this notice and answers to frequently asked questions:

Important Terms:
Chlorine Contact Tank: A 250,000 gallon contact tank that will allow for the chlorination of water post-filtration thus reducing the occurrence of disinfection byproducts.

Disinfection Byproducts (DBP): Chemicals found in drinking water when disinfectants such as chlorine react with naturally-occurring materials to form byproducts. Disinfectants, like chlorine, are used to kill microbes that can cause disease (e.g. gastrointestinal illness). Long term exposures to consistently high levels of some disinfection byproducts have been associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) and Trihalomethanes (TTHMs): Disinfection byproducts that may, when consistently consumed in large quantities over a long period of time, slightly increase the risk for certain health impacts.

Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA): The average of the four most recent quarterly samples collected at specific sample sites. Each quarter, the LRAA is recalculated for purposes of determining compliance and the need for a public notice.

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The maximum level of DBPs in parts per billion that can exist in drinking water and remain compliant with EPA standards.

Source Water: Raw water that is drawn from the Susquehanna River and treated at the Steelton Water Treatment Plant. After treatment, the water is distributed through a network of water lines to Steelton residents.

Testing Locations: Two locations chosen in consultation with DEP that historically have the highest levels of DBPs. Test sites most likely represent the worst-case reading for the system at any given time.

Turbidity: The cloudiness of raw source water. Turbidity is indicative of the amount of matter in source water and is higher when the Susquehanna River is more turbulent (i.e. during rain storms and high river levels). High turbidity many times indicates more organic matter thus higher DBPs.

Why am I receiving another drinking water violation notice?
The enclosed non-emergency notice is required due to the LRAA for Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) and Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) being higher than the maximum contaminant level at both testing locations for this quarter.

The level of HAA5s and TTHMs depends on many factors, including temperature, weather, and source water turbidity. The more organic matter in source water the higher the occurrence of DBPs. Regardless of conditions, the Steelton Water Plant must always chlorinate water to remove immediate pathogens. This treatment process can lead to the formation of DBPs.

DBPs like HAA5s and TTHMs are tested for quarterly and are reported on a Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA). The LRAA for this quarter for Haloacetic Acids was 70 parts per billion for testing site 700 and 98 parts per billion for testing site 701. As reference, the maximum contaminant level under EPA regulations is 60 parts per billion.

TTHMS levels for this quarter were 82 parts per billion for site 700 and 95 parts per billion for site 701. As reference, the maximum contaminant level under EPA regulation is 80 parts per billion.

Are HAA5 and TTHM violations unique to Steelton’s water system?
No. Many water systems in the country are dealing with TTHM and HAA5 violations due to more stringent EPA standards, changes in testing/reporting requirements, and aging water treatment infrastructure. Complying with these standards requires older water systems like Steelton’s to make long term capital improvements like the chlorine contact tank, which is anticipated to be completed by September of this year.

Why do disinfection byproducts like HAA5s and TTHMs occur in our water?
Virtually all water systems have disinfection byproducts of some level due to the fact that chlorine remains the most widely used chemical for water disinfection in the world. According to the Center for Disease Control, “Chlorine revolutionized water purification, reduced the incidence of waterborne diseases across the western world,” and “chlorination and/or filtration of drinking water has been hailed as the major public health achievement of the 20th century.” It is necessary to chlorinate water to eliminate bacteria that causes immediate emergency health risks. No such emergency health risks are occurring due to Steelton’s continued treatment of water.

While chlorination kills harmful pathogens in water (the primary concern of water treatment facilities), the process of chlorine interacting with organic material in water creates what are known as disinfection byproducts, primarily Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids.

The most recent Filter Plant Performance Evaluation study by DEP found that operational standards and procedures at the plant are satisfactory and significantly improved. The only remaining course to address the DBP issue is to upgrade water plant infrastructure. This is being accomplished by the construction of the Chlorine Contact Tank and the addition of other equipment at the water plant.

It is recognized that the removal of immediate pathogenic threats in water through chlorination takes first priority. Higher levels of disinfection byproducts are considered a Tier II non-acute violation (like the one enclosed). A lack of chlorination and the resulting microbial pathogens that would be present in water, represent a Tier I emergency violation.

Am I required to buy bottled water?
No. The Department of Environmental Protection and EPA clearly state that you do not need to change your source of water.

What if I have concerns about long term health risks associated with HAA5s?
Please consult your physician if you have any concerns about health risks associated with HAA5s and TTHMs.

What is the Water Authority doing to reduce/eliminate DBPs?
Since the previous notice, the Steelton Water Authority has made significant progress on construction of the Chlorine Contact Tank. On top of this, we have made progress on a full-on assault on the DBP issue, including purchase and installation of state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and exploration of new filtration mediums to reduce DBPs.
Please be assured that the Steelton Authority has been aggressively working to make the plant upgrades needed to address this issue.

The construction of the Steelton Water Filtration Plant Chlorine Contact Tank is in its final stages. The construction of the tank is complete, but the installation of the pumps, interior piping and instrumentation has not yet been completed. The earliest estimates for total completion and testing is September. The Contact Tank is a significant part of addressing Steelton’s disinfection byproduct issue. It is being supplemented by additional upgrades at the Water Filtration Plant.

Because DBPs are reported on an annual average basis, there may be additional notices after the tank is built until the previously high readings from prior quarters are removed from the annual average.

If you have any additional questions about disinfection by-products or what we are doing, and have done, to ensure your drinking water is safe, please feel free to contact me at 717-939-9842
or Mark Handley at 717-939-0425 Ext. 5110. Douglas E. Brown, Borough Manager and Authority Secretary

Tier II DBP Violation

Tier II DBP Violation

Important Information About Your Non-Emergency Public Notice

The Steelton Borough Water Authority and staff take producing the highest quality drinking water very seriously. Over the past two years, the Authority has invested heavily into infrastructure and operational improvements in response to newer and more stringent environmental testing and reporting standards.

Some residents have asked questions about the Public Notices of non-emergency violations like the one enclosed related to disinfection byproducts. Below are answers to frequently asked questions:

Important Terms:

Chlorine Contact Tank: A 250,000 gallon contact tank that will allow for the chlorination of water post-filtration thus reducing the occurrence of disinfection byproducts.

Disinfection Byproducts (DBP): Chemicals found in drinking water when disinfectants such as chlorine react with naturally-occurring materials to form byproducts. Disinfectants, like chlorine, are used to kill microbes that can cause disease (e.g. gastrointestinal illness). Long term exposures to consistently high levels of some disinfection byproducts have been associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Haloacetic Acids (HAA5): One type of DBP when consistently consumed in large quantities over a long period of time may have adverse health impacts.

Locational Running Average (LRAA): The average of the four most recent quarterly samples collected at specific sample sites. Each quarter, the LRAA is recalculated for purposes of determining compliance and the need for a public notice.

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The maximum level of DBPs in parts per billion that can exist in drinking water and remain compliant with EPA standards.

Source Water: Raw water that is drawn from the Susquehanna River and treated at the Steelton Water Treatment Plant. After treatment, the water is distributed through a network of water lines to Steelton residents.

Testing Locations: Two locations chosen in consultation with DEP that historically have the highest levels of DBPs.  Test sites most likely represent the worst-case reading for the system at any given time.

Turbidity: The cloudiness of raw source water. Turbidity is indicative of the amount of matter in source water and is higher when the Susquehanna River is more turbulent (i.e. during rain storms and high river levels). High turbidity many times indicates more organic matter thus higher DBPs.

Why am I receiving another drinking water violation notice?

The enclosed non-emergency notice is required due to the LRAA for Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) being higher than the maximum contaminant level at both testing locations for this quarter.

The level of DBPs depends on many factors, including temperature, weather, and source water turbidity. The more organic matter in source water the higher the occurrence of DBPs. Regardless of conditions, the Steelton Water Plant must always chlorinate water to remove immediate pathogens. This treatment process can lead to the formation of DBPs.

DBPs like HAA5s are tested for quarterly and are reported on a Locational Running Annual Average (LRAA). The LRAA for this quarter for Haloacetic Acids was .73 parts per billion for testing site 700 and .79 parts per billion for testing 701. As reference, the maximum contaminant level is .60.

Are HAA5s violations unique to Steelton’s water system?

No. Many water systems in the country are dealing with HAA5 violations due to more stringent EPA standards and changes in testing/reporting requirements. Complying with these standards requires older water system’s like Steelton’s to make long term capital improvements like the chlorine contact tank, which is currently being constructed.

Why do disinfection byproducts like HAA5s occur in our water?

Virtually all water systems have disinfection byproducts of some level due to the fact that chlorine remains the most widely used chemical for water disinfection in the world. According to the Center for Disease Control, “Chlorine revolutionized water purification, reduced the incidence of waterborne diseases across the western world,” and “chlorination and/or filtration of drinking water has been hailed as the major public health achievement of the 20th century.” It is necessary to chlorinate water to eliminate bacteria that causes immediate emergency health risks. No such emergency health risks are occurring due to Steelton’s continued treatment of water.

While chlorination kills harmful pathogens in water (the primary concern of water treatment facilities), the process of chlorine interacting with organic material in water creates what are known as disinfection byproducts, primarily Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids.  While operational methods continue to be maximized, the Steelton Water Plant has limited ability to chlorinate water post-treatment, meaning it has less ability to control DBP/chlorine interaction. The Chlorine Contact Tank will address this.

It is recognized that the removal of immediate pathogenic threats in water through chlorination takes first priority. Higher levels of disinfection byproducts are considered a Tier II non-acute violation (like the one enclosed). A lack of chlorination and the resulting microbial pathogens that would be present in water, represent a Tier I emergency violation.

Am I required to buy bottled water?

No. The Department of Environmental Protection and EPA clearly state that you do not need to change your source of water.

What if I have concerns about long term health risks associated with HAA5s?

Please consult your physician if you have any concerns about health risks associated with HAA5s.

What is the Water Authority doing to reduce/eliminate DBPs?

Construction of the Chlorine Contact Tank commenced in February 2017. The tank is slated to be complete by Fall of this year. The chlorine contact tank will allow for the chlorination of water post treatment as opposed to chlorinating raw water. This allows greater control over chlorine interaction with DBPs.

The Authority is also working with its engineers and experts at Penn State University to finalize new, advanced treatment techniques to supplement the chlorine contact tank.

If you have any additional questions about disinfection by-products or what we are doing, and have done, to ensure your drinking water is safe, please feel free to contact me at 717-939-9842 or Mark Handley at 717-939-0425 Ext. 5110.

Douglas E. Brown, Borough Manager and Authority Secretary

Click to Read the Tier II Notification

Steelton Borough is Looking for a Vacancy Board Chair

A qualified resident is sought to fill the position of Steelton Borough Vacancy Board Chair for the calendar year 2017. The Chair is responsible for running the meetings of the Steelton Vacancy Board, which will only meet as-needed.

Whenever a vacancy occurs in any elective borough office, Steelton Borough Council fills the vacancy by appointing, by resolution, a registered voter of the borough. If Council fails to do so within 30 days, the Steelton Borough Vacancy Board meets to consider candidates to fill the vacancy. The Vacancy Board consists of the Steelton Borough Council, and one registered voter of the borough that serves as chair. Additionally, if the vacancy board fails to fill the vacancy within the allotted time, the chair of the vacancy board must petition the court of common pleas to fill the vacancy.

Idea candidates should be responsive, objective, and work well in a group setting. Experience with parliamentary procedure is a plus.

Interested candidates must submit a resume to Douglas E. Brown, Borough Manager, at dbrown@steeltonpa.com.

Council will appoint a vacancy chair no later than April 3, 2017.

Contract No. 2017-01: Municipal Park Skate Park Project

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed Bids for the Borough of Steelton Municipal Park Skate Park Project will be received by the Borough of Steelton, 123 North Front Street, Steelton, Pennsylvania 17113, until 1:00 P.M. local time on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Bids will be opened at the aforesaid address on PennBid’s website, and following the evaluation of the bids, an abstract of the amounts of the base bids and major alternates (if any) will be made available on PennBid’s website. Bids received after 1:00 P.M. the day of the bid opening will not be accepted.

  • Contract 2017-01: Municipal Park Skate Park Project

The Project generally consists of the construction of a concrete Skate Park and associated features over the two existing athletic courts at the Steelton Municipal Park and site restoration following construction activities. Bids will be received for a single prime Contract.  Bids shall be on a lump sum basis, with deductive Alternate Bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

Sealed bids shall be accepted online via the PennBid Program.  All Bidding Documents and solicitation details will be available at no cost at www.PennBid.net beginning on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.   All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to be submitted in writing via the PennBid Program.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a Certified Check or Bid Bond in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid total. If a Surety Bid Bond is utilized, it shall be mandatory that the Bid Bond specifically identify the bid, and the date of the bid (which shall be on or before the date of the bid bond), which it accompanies; additionally, it shall be mandatory that the Power of Attorney accompanying a Bid Bond evidencing the authority of the person signing on behalf of the surety to sign the Bid Bond shall be dated the same as the Bid Bond; further, it shall be mandatory that the Bid Bond itself be dated, as well as signed by the principal bidder and the surety company through its authorized representatives.  Failure to comply with any of the aforesaid provisions shall result in the disqualification of the bid, which bid shall not thereafter be considered.

The successful bidder shall be required to provide a Performance Bond for 100% of the Contract Bid price as required by the Contract Documents.

All bids shall be irrevocable for 60 days after the bid opening date unless award is delayed by a required approval of another government agency, the sale of bonds, or the award of a grant or grants, in which case this Bid shall remain subject to acceptance for 120 days after the bid opening date as provided by the Act of November 26, 1978 (P.L. 1309, No. 317), as amended by the Act of December 12, 1994 (P.L. 1042, No. 142).

Bidders must comply with all State anti-bid rigging regulations pertaining to work associated with this Project, and will be required to submit an executed non-collusion affidavit with the bid.

This project is being funded in part by a grant from the Dauphin County Commissioners. Bidders must comply with all funding requirements as described in the Project Manual, and submit all required documentation of compliance.

This Project falls under The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted Act 127 of 2012, known as the Public Works Employment Verification Act (‘the Act’) which requires all public work contractors and subcontractors to utilize the Federal Government’s E-Verify system to ensure that all employees performing work on public work projects are authorized to work in the United States. All Bidders are required to submit a Public Works Employment Verification Form as a precondition for the Contract Award.

Bidders should refer to provisions of federal and state statutes, rules and regulations dealing with the prevention of environmental pollution and preservation of public natural resources that affect the Project, said provisions being pursuant to Act No. 247 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved October 26, 1972.

The estimated cost for the Contract is greater than Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) and the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act shall apply.  Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project; that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, age, color, religion, gender, national origin, or physical disability; that a mandatory ratio of apprentices and trainees to journeymen is required in each craft and the Contractor (and any subcontractor) is obliged to make a “diligent effort” to achieve these ratios; and that to the greatest extent feasible, opportunities for training and employment be given to lower income residents of the project area and must to the greatest extent feasible utilize project area businesses located in or owned in substantial part by project area residents.

All bidders are hereby notified that in regard to any contract pursuant to this advertisement, businesses will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, sex, age, physical disability or national origin in consideration for an award.  Similarly, the successful bidder shall in no manner discriminate against or intimidate any employee involved in the manufacture of supplies, the performance of work, or any other activity required under the contract on account of gender, race, creed or color.

The Borough of Steelton reserves the right to waive any defects, errors, omissions, mistakes, informalities, to accept any bid or combination of bids that are deemed to be in the best interest of the Borough, and to reject any or all proposals.

Owner: Borough of Steelton
By: Doug Brown
Title: Borough Manager

Tier II DBP Violation

Important Information About Your Non-Emergency Public Notice

The Steelton Borough Water Authority and staff take producing the highest quality drinking water very seriously. Over the past two years, the Authority has invested heavily into infrastructure and operational improvements in response to newer and more stringent environmental testing and reporting standards.

Some residents have asked questions about the Public Notices of non-emergency violations like the one enclosed. Below are answers to frequently asked questions:

Why am I receiving another drinking water violation notice?

HAA5 and TTHM levels are reported on a Running Annual Average, meaning a high result from a previous quarter will impact the average, possibly causing a violation, even if levels are below during certain times of the reporting year.

For this quarter, HAA5 levels were above the MCL at both testing locations. During our reporting year, we have also been well below the level. For example, last quarter HAA5s were reported at .045 and .02 for both locations, well under the .06 MCL. This quarter, unfortunately, the levels were .092 and .102. Contributors to the higher levels include increased river turbidity (cloudiness—a signal of organic matter that causes DBPs). Water plant staff continue to monitor and report DBPs on a regular basis and follow an extensive testing, reporting, and treatment protocol.

Are HAA5s violations unique to Steelton’s water system?

No. Many water systems in the country are dealing with HAA5 violations due to more stringent EPA standards and changes in testing/reporting requirements. Complying with these standards requires older water system’s like Steelton’s to make long term capital improvements that take time.

Why do disinfection byproducts like HAA5s occur in our water?

Virtually all water systems have disinfection byproducts of some level due to the fact that chlorine remains the most widely used chemical for water disinfection in the world. According to the Center for Disease Control, “Chlorine revolutionized water purification, reduced the incidence of waterborne diseases across the western world,” and “chlorination and/or filtration of drinking water has been hailed as the major public health achievement of the 20th century.” It is necessary to chlorinate water to eliminate bacteria that causes immediate emergency health risks. No such emergency health risks are occurring due to Steelton’s continued treatment of water.

While chlorination kills harmful pathogens in water (the primary concern of water treatment facilities), the process of chlorine interacting with organic material in water creates what are known as disinfection byproducts, primarily Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids. Factors such as temperature, turbidity (cloudiness of source water), and source water levels influence the amount of organic matter found in the raw water and, as a result, the amount of disinfection byproducts formed during treatment.

However, it is recognized that the removal of immediate pathogenic threats in water through chlorination takes first priority. Higher levels of disinfection byproducts are considered a Tier II non-acute violation (like the one enclosed). A lack of chlorination and the resulting microbial pathogens that would be present in water, represent a Tier I emergency violation.

Am I required to buy bottled water?

No. The Department of Environmental Protection and EPA clearly state that you do not need to change your source of water.

What if I have concerns about long term health risks associated with HAA5s?

Please consult your physician if you have any concerns about health risks associated with HAA5s.

What is the Water Authority doing to reduce/eliminate DBPs?

Construction of the chlorine contact tank system that will address this issue will begin this spring.

The Steelton Borough Authority awarded the bid for the Disinfection Byproducts Project which involves the construction of a chlorine contact tank that will provide for greater removal of disinfection byproducts before entering the water system. The $3 million project is expected to be completed in the summer.

The Authority is also making key system upgrades in early 2017 based on the findings of a comprehensive distribution system study recently completed.

If you have any additional questions about disinfection by-products or what we are doing, and have done, to ensure your drinking water is safe, please feel free to contact me at 717-939-9842 or Mark Handley at 717-939-0425 Ext. 5110.

Please know that we have worked—and continue to work—diligently to provide the safest drinking water possible.  In 2017, customers will see the completion of one of the largest capital improvements to Steelton’s water system in recent memory. These improvements are intended to address the issues outlined above.

Douglas E. Brown, Borough Manager and Authority Secretary

Click to Read the Tier II Notification

Contract No. 2016-05: Mohn Street Park Tot Lot Improvements Project

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed Bids for the Borough of Steelton Mohn Street Park Tot Lot Improvements Project will be received by the Borough of Steelton, 123 North Front Street, Steelton, Pennsylvania 17113, until 1:00 P.M. local time on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Bids will be opened at the aforesaid address on PennBid’s website, and following the evaluation of the bids, an abstract of the amounts of the base bids and major alternates will be made available on PennBid’s website. Bids received after 1:00 P.M. the day of the bid opening will not be accepted.

Contract 2016-05: Mohn Street Park Tot Lot Improvements Project

The Project generally consists of the installation of various playground equipment manufactured by Kidstuff or approved equal at Mohn Street Park. The Project also consists of the installation of play surface material and underdrain system and site restoration following construction activities. Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum basis, with additive Alternate Bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

Sealed bids shall be accepted online via the PennBid Program. All Bidding Documents and solicitation details will be available at no cost at www.PennBid.net beginning on Friday, January 13, 2017. All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to be submitted in writing via the PennBid Program.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a Certified Check or Bid Bond in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid total. If a Surety Bid Bond is utilized, it shall be mandatory that the Bid Bond specifically identify the bid, and the date of the bid (which shall be on or before the date of the bid bond), which it accompanies; additionally, it shall be mandatory that the Power of Attorney accompanying a Bid Bond evidencing the authority of the person signing on behalf of the surety to sign the Bid Bond shall be dated the same as the Bid Bond; further, it shall be mandatory that the Bid Bond itself be dated, as well as signed by the principal bidder and the surety company through its authorized representatives. Failure to comply with any of the aforesaid provisions shall result in the disqualification of the bid, which bid shall not thereafter be considered.

The successful bidder shall be required to provide a Performance Bond for 100% of the Contract Bid price as required by the Contract Documents.

All bids shall be irrevocable for 60 days after the bid opening date unless award is delayed by a required approval of another government agency, the sale of bonds, or the award of a grant or grants, in which case this Bid shall remain subject to acceptance for 120 days after the bid opening date as provided by the Act of November 26, 1978 (P.L. 1309, No. 317), as amended by the Act of December 12, 1994 (P.L. 1042, No. 142).

Bidders must comply with all State anti-bid rigging regulations pertaining to work associated with this Project, and will be required to submit an executed non-collusion affidavit with the bid.

This Project falls under The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted Act 127 of 2012, known as the Public Works Employment Verification Act (‘the Act’) which requires all public work contractors and subcontractors to utilize the Federal Government’s E-Verify system to ensure that all employees performing work on public work projects are authorized to work in the United States. All Bidders are required to submit a Public Works Employment Verification Form as a precondition for the Contract Award.

Bidders should refer to provisions of federal and state statutes, rules and regulations dealing with the prevention of environmental pollution and preservation of public natural resources that affect the Project, said provisions being pursuant to Act No. 247 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved October 26, 1972.

This project is being funded by federal sources. Bidders must comply with all funding requirements as described in the Project Manual, and submit all required documentation of compliance.
The estimated cost for the Contract is greater than Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) and the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act shall apply. Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project; that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, age, color, religion, gender, national origin, or physical disability; that a mandatory ratio of apprentices and trainees to journeymen is required in each craft and the Contractor (and any subcontractor) is obliged to make a “diligent effort” to achieve these ratios; and that to the greatest extent feasible, opportunities for training and employment be given to lower income residents of the project area and must to the greatest extent feasible utilize project area businesses located in or owned in substantial part by project area residents.
All bidders are hereby notified that in regard to any contract pursuant to this advertisement, businesses will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, sex, age, physical disability or national origin in consideration for an award. Similarly, the successful bidder shall in no manner discriminate against or intimidate any employee involved in the manufacture of supplies, the performance of work, or any other activity required under the contract on account of gender, race, creed or color.

The Borough of Steelton reserves the right to waive any defects, errors, omissions, mistakes, informalities, to accept any bid or combination of bids that are deemed to be in the best interest of the Borough, and to reject any or all proposals.

Applicants Sought for Steelton Codes Hearing Board

Steelton Borough is seeking residents interested in serving on the Codes Hearing Board. The Codes Hearing Board considers appeals by property owners that dispute a decision of the Codes Office related to property maintenance. Powers of the Codes Hearing Board are below:

Powers of Code Hearing Board. The Code Hearing Board shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) Interpretation. On appeal from a determination of the Code Enforcement Officer or on request of any Borough official, the Code Hearing Board shall decide any questions involving the interpretation of applicable codes and ordinances.

(2) Variances. The Code Hearing Board may grant a variance from the strict application of this chapter or of those other applicable codes and ordinances. Such variances may be granted only in those cases which would result in practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship and where the public health and safety shall not be jeopardized.

(3) Appeals. The Code Hearing Board shall hear all appeals made to it and, depending upon its findings, shall decide whether such appeals shall be granted.

Applicants must be residents of the Borough of Steelton. Experience in construction, building codes and maintenance preferred.

Interested applicants must submit a resume to dbrown@steeltonpa.com by December 30, 2016 in order to be considered for appointment to the board.
Douglas E. Brown, Borough Manager

Borough of Steelton
Phone: 717-939-9842 ext. 5030

Updated: Information Regarding Today’s Oil Spill and Steelton’s Water Supply

Updated: 10/23/2016

DEP has stated the oil will not impact us or our ability to treat water.

Date: 10/21/2016

As residents may have heard from various news outlets, an oil spill occurred in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania earlier today with approximately 55,000 gallons spilling into the northern Susquehanna River.

While the location of the spill is far north of Steelton, the Borough (like its surrounding municipalities) is preparing for the possibility that the oil impacted water may reach our part of the river. Projections have the oil reaching our location as early as Sunday. (more…)